Bates City Antiques to host Customer Appreciation Day

Bates City Antiques to host Customer Appreciation Day

April 2023 … 

Bates City Antiques to host Customer Appreciation Day


Local businesses are the lifeblood of any smaller town, and Bates City Antiques in Bates City would like to say ‘thanks’ to its loyal shoppers with a Customer Appreciation Day on April 15.

The day will include plenty of extras to bring shoppers in, including drawings, door prizes, and refreshments. But the star of the show will be the deals on antiques, vintage items and collectibles throughout the store – with a 20% discount throughout the mall.

Before you head out for the big day, check out Bates City’s website first for a peek into its vast array of inventory, including a special section dedicated to unique finds, such as a Mobil tire stand and a 19th-century yarn winder.
For more information, visit


restored oak secretary

Bates City Antiques

Don’t miss the fun (and great deals) during Bates City’s Customer Appreciation Day!

W.D. Pickers celebrates 30 years in business

W.D. Pickers celebrates 30 years in business

March 2023 … 

W.D. Pickers celebrates 30 years in business

W.D. Pickers Antique Mall turns 30 this year – that’s 30 years of beckoning travelers driving down 371 Highway in Platte City to enjoy a unique shopping experience (and a bit of rest).

The mall boasts 10,000 square feet and more than 120 dealers in its showroom, filled to the brim with pottery, china, advertising, toys, jewelry, records, books, furniture, primitives, sports memorabilia, and holiday items.

Owner Greg Wiley’s father owned the business for its first 10 years in operation; Wiley bought it in 2003.
He says that as a small business owner, there’s plenty to enjoy about working in the antiques industry.

“I like doing a bit of everything, especially working with customers. I just love antiques and working with them,” Wiley tells Discover Vintage America. “I’m super fortunate to have great vendors who have a wide variety of stuff. They keep it fresh, and it’s quality merchandise.”

W.D. Pickers also stays busy in cyberspace with its eBay store at The antique mall is located at 16095 371 Highway in Platte City.

For more information, call the store at 816-858-3100, visit or e-mail


C.C. Briggs Upright Style piano

W.D. Pickers

Vintage rabbit and Easter-themed decorations greet shoppers at W.D. Pickers Antique Mall, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023. (Image courtesy of Facebook)